The Breakers Palm Beach is one of the most popular luxury hotels throughout the United States. This resort was built by Henry Flagler as part of the beach side portion of the Royal Poinciana Hotel which faces the Intracostal Waterway. Constructed with “Renaissance Revival” architecture and originally known as The Palm Beach Inn when opened in 1896, the hotel burned down in 1903 and again in 1925.
The current building was originally constructed in 1925 by architectural firm Schultze and Weaver and features 538 rooms, a private beach, four resort style pools, a world class spa, championship golf and tennis facilities, 10 restaurants, 12 shopping boutiques and a private members club.
Located directly on the Atlantic Ocean in the Town of Palm Beach, Florida along South County Road, this stunning luxury resort sits on 140 acres and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Breakers Palm Beach is a AAA five-diamond rated resort and has maintained that rating since 1996.
Hotels Amenities at The Breakers Palm Beach
This resort has some of the best amenities that you will find any hotels in South Florida. Amenities and activities include:
- Private Beach
- Water sports including kayaking, paddle boarding, Hobie Cat and a Catamaran Cruise.
- Four resort style pools with poolside bungalows
- Five whirlpool spas
- 6,000 sf oceanfront fitness center
- Two Championship golf courses and a teaching academy
- 10 Har-Tru tennis courts
- 12 boutique shops
- Kids camps
- Holiday events
- A world-class spa
The pool ares and private beach at the Breakers is one of the nicest on the island. There are 25 luxury bungalows (featuring a wet bar, television, personal safe, seating area and private bathroom with shower) surrounding the hotels resort pools. An ample number of lounge chairs are also available on the patio deck.
On the sandy beach itself, there is an attendant that will provide chairs and a beach umbrella. Don’t forget to venture into the ocean as there are natural reef lines at depths of 25, 60, 80 and 100 feet just off the coast from the breakers. These reefs are home to more than 400 species of marine life and this area is highly regarding among professional SCUBA DIVERS as well as snorkelers.
Location – The Breakers Palm Beach
The Breakers Palm Beach is located in the heart of Palm Beach County and centrally located to just about everything. It will take less than 15 minutes to get to resort from the Palm Beach International Airport and approximately 10 minutes to get to the Palm Beach County Convention Center, depending on traffic.
One South County Road
Palm Beach, Florida 33480
There are several restaurants and retail shops along Royal Poinciana Way just outside the grounds of the resort. While it is possible to walk to these venues, The Breakers is set back from South County Road so it would be a 10-minute walk. Other notable destinations include:
- The Breakers Rees Jones Golf Course: Approximately 20 minutes
- The Kravis Center: Less than 10 minutes
- Worth Avenue: Approximately 5 minutes
- The Gardens Mall: Approximately 20 minutes
- Via Flagler by the Breakers
Worth Avenue is Palm Beach’s primary shopping district. This island landmark destination features a variety of shops & boutiques, galleries and dining experiences. Retailers & restaurants include Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Christie’s, Gucci, Lilly PUlitzer, Louis Vuitton, Piccolo Mondo and Ta-boo’ Restaurant.
Via Flagler by the Breakers is a new collection of boutique shops, restaurants and residences just a short walk from The Breakers resort. Located along Royal Poinciana Way, the current roster of retailers includes the Contessa Gallery, Henry’s Palm Beach (restaurant), Lotus Hair Studio, Main Street by The Breakers (cafe’ and coffee house), Shan and Sisley-Paris.
Dining at The Breakers Palm Beach
From poolside to fine dining, The Breakers has a 10 restaurants, lounges and dining options that will meet the needs of any diners pallet. These venues are as follows:
- Flagler Steakhouse
- Henry’s Palm Beach
- The Italian Restaurant
- The Circle
- The Beach Club Restaurant
- Ocean House
- The Surf Break
- Seafood Bar
- In-Room Dining
Dining at Flagler Steakhouse is a must for any food aficionado. Overlooking the Breakers golf course, Flagler Steakhouse is open for lunch and dinner. This restaurant has one of the finest selection of USDA prime steaks in all of South Florida along with an array of fresh fish, Italian specialties, salads and more.
Golf at The Breakers Palm Beach
There are two courses as well as the John Webster Golf Academy at The Breakers Palm Beach.
The Ocean Course at The Breakers is directly on site and was full renovated by golf course architect Rees Jones. This 5,778 yard par-70 Championship course has a rating of 67.8 and a slope of 126. The course features TifEagle Bermuda greens, 56 sand and grass faced bunkers as well as six lakes.
Off site 10 miles west of the resort is The Breakers Rees Jones Course. This course was originally constructed in 1968 and rebuilt in 2004 by Rees Jones. With five sets of tees, Tif Eagle Bermuda greens, 62 sand and grass faced bunkers and 10 lakes this course is suitable for golfers of all skill levels. The Championship course features 7,104 yards (par 72) with a rating of 74.8 and a slope of 146.
The Rooms – The Breakers Palm Beach
Exceptional is the one word we would use to describe the rooms at The Breakers. There area several different types of rooms which are as follows:
- Guest Rooms: There are five different room types at The Breakers that range in size from 300 square feet to 460 square feet. Several of these rooms have ocean or resort views and private balconies.
- Suites: The Breakers features 11 different suites that have a variety of oceanfront and resort views. These suites range in size from 500 square feet to 1,700 square feet with several having private balconies.
- Flagler Club: Ultra-luxury at its finest with 25 rooms and suites at the top of the hotel with dedicated staff to serve guests every need. A private lounge and rooftop terrace features breakfast, a light luncheon offers, cocktails, sunset snacks and deserts. Chauffeured Tesla service is offered to all guests at the Flagler Club.
All villas include flat panel televisions, high-speed Wi-Fi, premium linens, elegant decor and modern bathrooms.
Hotels Rates – The Breakers Palm Beach
The rates were obtained from The Breakers Palm Beach web site at the time of publication of this article.
Rates range from approximately $750 to more than $2,500 per night depending on the date of travel. Rates for the Flagler Club rooms start from around $3,000 per night.
There are no resort fees at The Breakers Palm Beach but there is a 13% tax on rates. Self parking is complimentary and valet services is offered at a charge of $35 per night. Meals and beverage have a 20% service charge and a 7% tax.
About Palm Beach
The Town of Palm Beach is the crown jewel of Palm Beach County and the south Florida area. With a year-round population of less than 10,000 residents, Palm Beach is considered to be one of the most affluent communities in the United States. According to Forbes, there are a growing number of billionaires that call Palm Beach home and it is always ranked among the best places to live for high net worth individuals.
Palm Beach is a barrier island located in eastern/central Palm Beach County along the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracostal Waterway. Numerous luxury hotels, museums, private clubs and shopping districts are located on the island which include:
- The Flagler Museum
- The Breakers
- Worth Avenue
- The Everglades Club
- The Colony Hotel
- Society of the Four Arts
- The Brazilian Court Hotel
- The Royal Poinciana Plaza
For a tour of the Town of Palm Beach, please see our video below:
Our Review of The Breakers Palm Beach
Endless Summer Florida has been to many different economy, moderate and luxury hotels throughout Florida and feel that The Breakers Palm Beach is at the very top of the list of luxury resort properties.
The location is one of the best directly on the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach. There is so much to do from the beach to pools, golf, tennis and fine dining. If you choose to go outside of the property, Worth Avenue, the Kravis Center and downtown West Palm Beach are just a short distance away.
While not an inexpensive hotel, you get everything from a magnificent property, world-class amenities and exceptional service.
Since we can’t disagree with the AAA 5-Diamond rating, Endless Summer rates The Breakers Palm Beach 5 out of a possible 5 stars and recommend it for your next trip to the Palm Beaches.